Ballistic Hard Core and SG MAXX Series Cases hands-on

Ballistic Hard Core and SG MAXX Series Cases hands-on
There are cases that naturally add a hint of glamor to our smartphones, but on the other end of the spectrum, there are those that forgo beauty and style in favor of ruggedness and superior protection. Needless to say, there are specific groups of people that would find these kinds of cases useful – such as those who work in construction or physically active athletes. With them, beauty is the last thing on their minds, as they require protection that’s above and beyond most things so that they can push on forward without any worries about their devices being somehow broken due to drops.

Well, there’s certainly no denying the obvious reality surrounding the Ballistic Hard Core Series Case for the iPhone 4/4S and the Ballistic SG MAXX Series Case for the Samsung Galaxy S III. Far from being the prettiest things to grace the streamlined and lean bodied figures of both devices, these two cases from Ballistic are meant to provide users with that sense of protection. For those of you who are interested, both are currently available for $49.99 a pop, which are also packaged along with a holster clip to keep them nearby on your hip ready at a moment's notice.



7. RapidCat

Posts: 351; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

softjacket is enough for me drop the phone once and no scratch

4. yingcong6

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

I worry about the heat

2. brkshr

Posts: 9; Member since: May 22, 2012

What screen protector is on the SIII?

3. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Talking about the case or by default ? If by default then Corning Gorilla Glass 2

5. brkshr

Posts: 9; Member since: May 22, 2012

Sorry! Didn't read completely through. I didn't realize the screen protector on the SIII came with the case.

6. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

Gorilla Glass is a crock of s**t. I have customers that come in with their SIII that they bought only a couple days ago and its all scratched up. Definitely not a believer in it but am one in Invisible Shields.

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Or maybe they are waching to much YouTube and then making their own "stress tests" on device and in final result they are going to you with complaints just not saying the truth? :)

10. N.Reynolds

Posts: 257; Member since: Feb 15, 2011

I doubt that many customers are doing that

11. deathyyy

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

Invisible Shields 4 lyfe.

12. g2a5b0e unregistered

The SIII has Gorilla Glass 2 & I'm starting to think that it is the issue. My phone has GG & most of my friend's smartphones do, too. We've all had them for over a year, carry them in our pockets with other items (change, keys, etc.), & they have no scratches. However, a friend just got the SIII, he's way more careful than we are & it's already got a scratch. Either GG2 is defective or there is something about the way it is implemented on the SIII. It needs to be looked into.

13. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

Yeah, if the only difference of GG2 on GG1 is the thickness, I'd still pick the thicker GG1. I'd feel better with it.

14. g2a5b0e unregistered

I completely with you on that. We're talking way less than a millimeter difference here. They say GG2 is tougher, but I just don't believe it yet.

1. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I have noticed that a lot of people are crying about phone's design and big size and after that they put cases on their phones which make them even bigger and uglier. Sad but truth, that's why important good build quality then you don't need any big ugly cases. ;) P.S. You can agree or disagree, but it is my personal opinion.

9. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I like having a little "bumper" like case on my phone... plastic or silicone. Easy to get off and off and adds the protection it needs without difference in style or size.

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